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I grew up in the 50s, reading Highlights For Children. I must’ve read some if not most of her stories. Huh! How about that.

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So glad the actual license application is pictured. While there are spaces for two witness signatures, the only one is Hubbard’s. Did he try to pull the license without Ann’s participation? That would be on brand for Hubbard, and might explain the speed at which it was rescinded by the “bride.”

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Presented as background for Ron doing whatever he wanted to whomever he wanted whenever he wanted, without remorse...

From https://gerryarmstrong.ca/the-affirmations-what-was-l-ron-hubbard-thinking/

(Tony has written extensively on this subject as well)

"Hubbard’s Affirmations, can themselves be seen as psychic whitewashing, or autobrainwashing. He several times admits or alludes to some fault or fear, and then wills a different, “ideal” reality for himself. “I must be convinced …” He was convincing himself, or willing himself convinced, of what a big, powerful, satyric, euphonious magus he was. At times he certainly acted the part. But his “tech” for brainwashing himself, for whitewashing his knowledge of his past, his inadequacies, his failures, was itself a failure. It doesn’t work. It adds more things that need more whitewashing.

An indispensable tactic in the Scientologists program is to not deal logically and maturely with challenges to lies, fraud, abuse and persecutions, but to attack the challenger. Hubbard called this scriptural policy “attack the attacker,” and countenanced only attack in response to challenge. The Scientologists automatically, of course, call challenges, no matter how legitimate, “attacks.” In reaction, they attack the character, credibility or believability of the persons the Scientologists consider stand in the way of a complete whitewash job."

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More proof about what a liar Hubbard was.

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Whenever I think of LRH, “gross” comes to mind. Just GROSS.

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Hubbard’s methods and overall approach to his life and Scientology aligns with the maturity level of a 5 year old.

A child at that age is delusional, often upset if he or she doesn’t get their way, when they are disciplined for obvious wrong behavior they end up hating their parents or teacher as the enemy and when confronted with the truth they run away.

So here is a grown man who learned to do credible research work and could recognize some basic truths and could skillfully plagiarize and organize them. He saw an opportunity to set himself up as an expert on the mind and all things spiritual. And rather than build a successful career that might require real effort and original thought and skills Hubbard saw an easy and childishly clever way to make a lot of money and become a Demi-god. “Start your own religion”.

This short interlude of him becoming a bigamist again is one more example of little Ronny Hubbard lying, running from his existing marriage and getting his own way. Ann Jensen somehow intuitively saw through the huckster and saved herself from a royal headache. Thanks for the story Tony. More crazy documented history of L. Ron Hubbard marches on.

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Oh that Lron! What a ladies man, what a hunk of testosterone laden hunk of a man. I guess his teeth weren't so bad in '49. Thank you Lauren Wolf and all the other unnamed 'correspondents' who fill in the picture and show us what a scumbag Lron was.

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nice story

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Is LRH solely noted for this or are there other examples of Scientologists, or doctrine about, practicing bigamy?

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